22 May The Weekend Starts Here...
I feel as though a lot of what I’m reading at the moment is just a rehash of things I’ve been reading ever since this pandemic started. There are only so many ways you can write about the absurdity of world stock markets, the effects that lockdown is having on us, etc etc. I did manage to find a few original nuggets to share with you though.
I came across this website. Click on the button and it will generate a simple, good idea. You can also subscribe (as I have) to the small kindness generator email and each day you will receive an email suggesting a simple way to show others kindness. It’s a little bit of mindfulness, every day.
One thing I find myself looking forward to on a Friday is Bob Seawright’s weekly email. Always a great read.
“There are some things we don’t know that we don’t know.” [ Alex Riley 3 min read]
It’s been heartening to read so many reports of Nature reasserting itself in the last couple of months, so this article was a bit of a curveball. I hadn’t considered how this pandemic would have a negative impact. [4 min read]
This next piece is the best thing I read all week. It’s a story about three boys and how the course of our lives can turn on a dime. It’s about how life’s experiences can affect our attitude to risk. And it’s about the fact that there’s really only one aspect of risk that matters. [ Morgan Housel 8 min read]
Seth Godin has an unerring way of putting what I’m thinking into words. Cost and value [30 second read]
There are so many things in life where the reality is nowhere near as bad as we imagine it to be. Getting to grips with your financial planning is one of them. [ Tim Mullooly 3 min read]
I love Mike’s quirky posts. Button skills [ Mike Dariano 2 min read]
Bill Gates has published his summer reading list [3 min read]
The benefits of being debt-free [Monevator 3 min read]
One thing this pandemic has highlighted is the huge inequality in the world, and not just in terms of individuals. It remains to be seen whether that’s addressed in any meaningful way when life returns to ’normal’. [ Ben Carlson 3 min read]
And finally. This is one of those quirky things which went viral this week. Should you choose to click on this link, “You’re about to spend the next 25 minutes watching a guy solve a Sudoku. Not only that, but it’s going to be the highlight of your day.” [25:48 video]
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.